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I-Connect007 is proud to welcome Emmy Ross and Albert Liu to the I-Connect007 family. They have been working alongside the rest of the team on some interesting new projects since January and we are excited to formally introduce them to our reader community.
Emmy is returning to the PCB industry and joining the I-Connect007 sales team. Previously the Director of Exhibitions for the SMTA, Emmy worked with local chapters to create and execute tradeshows and conferences to build support and education in the industry. She is very excited to be back and working with fun and genuine people. Emmy values the importance of building and maintaing relationships, which she can attribute to her success in events, sales and marketing.
Albert will also be joining the IConnect007 sales team. Albert is new to the PCB industry, but he has a background working in the electronics industry and has always had a fascination with all things related to tech. Albert is enjoying his involvement in such an exciting industry. Previously, he worked at BlackBerry as a marketing intern where he was involved with the launch of the PRIV by BlackBerry. Albert assisted in the marketing campaign by setting up demonstration booths and supporting in content creation for the website and internal sales training. Currently, Albert is finishing his last year at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, as a Communication major and Business Administration minor.
Both Emmy and Albert are looking forward to meeting everyone at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO Show in Las Vegas.
TTM Technologies, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of technology solutions including engineered systems, radio frequency (RF) components and RF microwave/microelectronic assemblies, and printed circuit boards (PCB), reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2022, which ended on January 2, 2023.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
In this week leading up to Christmas, we have a little bit of everything. Pete Starkey has a review of the most recent EIPC Technical Snapshot, while Tom Kastner discusses the dwindling number of PCB companies in North America. Are we really down to 170 companies? IPC reports that North American PCB sales up 26.1% in November YOY, and the book-to-bill is dead-on at 1.00. Cybord CEO Zeev Efrat explains how his company can provide 100% component inspection. And I have an interview with a student I ran into at PCB Carolina who is working toward his “dream job” on being a technician. As Alex Barile says, he’d hate to work at a desk all day; he likes to install equipment.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
It’s always good to catch up with old friends, especially when you can start working together. I recently spoke with my friend John Johnson, who has joined American Standard Circuits as the director of business development. At ASC, John will be using the Averatek A-SAP process that he was previously involved with. He shares some of his background and provides insight on the best ways to use this semi-additive PCB fabrication process that opens the capability window for forming trace and space.